Diabetes Is Only a Word Not a Sentence

  Diabetes is only one part of you not all of you We are the only service within the Republic of Ireland which specializes in diabetes self management education, practicing client centered care with access to an integrated psychological service onsite. We provide assistance, support and tailor made programmes to deal with a variety of…

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Do Not Tell Me I am a ‘Bad Diabetic’

  At Diabetes Insight we avoid using language that is judgmental, self blaming etc. We are the only service within the Republic of Ireland which specializes in diabetes self management education, practicing client centered care with access to an integrated psychological service onsite. We provide assistance, support and tailor made programmes to deal with a…

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The Language of Self Blame in Diabetes

I have Been Bold Yet again I am deeply saddened and troubled by the language used by people with diabetes throughout consultations with Diabetes Insight. Expressions like ‘don’t give out to me’, ‘I have been bold’, ‘I didn’t do what I was told’, ‘I have been bad’ I hear more often than I would like,…

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Are You Losing Control Of Your Diabetes Over Fear of Hypoglycaemia?

Significant Impact of Hypos on Daily Life It is our experience here at Diabetes Insight that fear of hypoglycemia is singly the most important limiting factor in managing type 1 diabetes and that identifying the fear of hypoglycemia among people with diabetes may be of the greatest importance on the road to effective diabetes management. On…

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The Emotional Roller Coaster of being a Parent of a Child with Type 1 Diabetes

The range of emotions and feelings a parent of a child with Type 1 Diabetes can range from mild to downright off the wall and the reality is there is nothing abnormal about it. Any parent will know the fears, worries and concerns they have for their child’s future, without a diagnosis of Type 1…

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